Thursday, 21 May 2015

Tiny Angel #8

This little angel measures only 1 x 1.5 inches. Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Ocean Teal Medium (664). Pattern is from Patricia Ann Rizzo in her book title '15 Tiny Tatted Angels'.

As you can guess by now, I am taking a long break from the Corona. I do not know when I continue with that. Perhaps I need a break from tatting. So if you do not hear from me, you know what happened.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015


I have been drinking Moccona coffee since the 1980s but this is the first time I saw this dark gold blend. I have not tried it yet. Maybe as soon as I finish the current bottle. 

These days, I find the coffee at the cafes too strong for me. I can hardly finish a cup.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Tatted Cube

Tatted in Daruma Lace Size 30 thread in mocha brown. I added some Delica beads. Thread, beads and pattern are from Japan. The thread was in the clearance bin with a 40% discount. The thread seemed more like a size 10 to me. I purchased a few colours. Sometimes, you just need a larger sized thread.

This was not as easy as it looked. There is a mistake in one of the joining picots as I joined to a wrong picot.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Hot Tsuru

She goes belly up when she is hot. This is her famous pose telling you to lower the air-con temperature. It has been rather hot and humid these days. Do we listen to her . . . 
nah . . . we just tell her it is time for a bath.

Friday, 15 May 2015

May Giveaway Winner

Using the random number generator, 6 was picked. 

Maureen is the winner of Dolores' Guardian Angel.
Please send me your mailing address and it will be sent promptly.

Thank you all for participating.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Year Fifteen

Sad are the hearts that love you,
Sad are the tears that fall,
But living our lives without you,
Is the saddest part of all.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Three Interlocking Circles

It is supposed to be attached to a hairpin or a hair tie but I am not pleased to as how it turned out. Perhaps my picots were a little too large or I did not block it properly. Somehow the interlocking rings are moving too freely.

I did not like the thread colour either. Loved the colour on the ball but it looks washed out when tatted up. Decided to use different coloured beads for each ring. Pattern is found on page 54 in this Japanese book which I got a few months back.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Green Marrow

For less than $2, you can feed two persons with stir fried bean vermicelli and sliced green marrow. Add beaten eggs and a chicken stock cube and it is ready to eat. Eat it on its own or as a side dish with rice.

It must have been a bumper crop of green marrow. I only needed one but they were packaged in twos for $1. 

Anyone needs a green marrow?

Monday, 11 May 2015

Dolores' Guardian Angel

An angel to give away. Use it as a pendant or a charm. If you want a chance to win this, just leave a comment here by 14 May 2015 and I will draw a name. Please check back a day later to see if you have won.

Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Arctic Waters, it measures just about 2 inches across. A Swarovski crystal pearl is attached in the centre. Pattern is from Mark Myers' book - Tatted Gathering of Angels.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Community Centre Orchids

Two months ago these orchids were planted in soil outside our community centre. I wondered how they would do in that clay soil in full sunshine. The flowers had a lovely purple pink orange hue. I think it is a Vanda hybrid. Which one, I am not so sure.

A few weeks later, the orchids were gone. What was left were holes in the clay soil. 

The week after, it was back but planted in bark chips. Lets hope they survive better.